Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 Referendum Update

ELEMENTARY PROJECT
GENERAL CONTRACTOR BIDDING
On Wednesday, December 4 the general contractor walk-through was completed at the elementary school.  54 contractor and subcontractor representatives were present.  We conducted tours of the facility, and our architects and engineers answered any project questions.   We were encouraged by the large number in attendance.

The bid date was December 12.  The follow bids were submitted:


The board will formally select the general contractor at the December 18 Board Meeting.  We were encouraged by the competitive nature of the bids, and the bids compare favorable to pre-bid construction estimates.

QZAB ISSUANCE
We will formally complete the $1,140,000 QZAB issuance on December 17.

MS/HS PROJECT
DAINES HOME
I placed an advertisement for the Daines home in the Cashton Record.  We have had interested buyers look at the home.  All potential buyers have indicated the desire to move the home to another location in the school district.

LEWIS STREET AND 525 COE STREET
The Fire Department declined our invitation to control burn the home at 525 Coe.  After discussions with Al Erickson and the Department of Natural Resources, we have determined that it makes the most sense to hire a demolition contractor to complete this project.  The use of a certified and bonded demolition contractor will minimize the district’s liability, safety, and environmental risks.  I have asked CESA 10 to create a proposal to manage this project from bidding through disposal.  I will present this proposal to the Board at the December meeting.

MS/HS DESIGN 
We are in somewhat of a holding pattern right now.  We will wait to see where the bids for the elementary come in, prior to locking in a design for the MS/HS project.

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